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  Communication Students receive three Bronze Quill Awards  
  Kansas City, MO    
May 27, 2009

Avila University communication students were honored for the third year in a row at the Kansas City Bronze Quill Awards sponsored by the International Association of Business Communicators.
Avila was the only university honored with the Bronze Quill or the Award of Merit, receiving three top honors at the Gala. Michele Watley was awarded two Bronze Quills for her "Healing Arts Center" event plan and for her "World War I Museum: Student Involvement" materials. Colleen Reagan was awarded a Bronze Quill for her "Avila Soccer Recruitment" video.

Avila also received three Awards of Merit. Brooke McNally, Lane Goodin, and CheyAnn Volkman each received this award.
"I am very proud of our students and the results we have accomplished in our program at Avila," said Linda Strelluf, professor of communication. "To think we are competing in the same arena as professionals, let alone to take home three top awards and Awards of Merit, is gratifying."
The IABC Bronze Quill Awards is an annual program which recognizes the work of business communicators. Entries are judged by out-of-state IABC officials, and each entry is judged on a variety of criteria including quantitative results, creativity and work samples.
Avila was the only University to receive either the Bronze Quill or the Award of Merit at the Kansas City chapter’s gala held at the Aladdin Hotel. In the past three years, Avila has been honored with eight Bronze Quill Awards and ten Awards of Merit.


Avila University is a private, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs. Avila University is located at 119th and Wornall Rd in southwest suburban Kansas City, Mo.